In a decade, on-demand virtualized utility computing will be an
invisible utility, part of the vital infrastructure of the
People will mostly have forgotten what an enormous pain in the
ass provisioning computation was today. Today, we don't truly
feel that pain, because it seems "normal", everyone has to suffer
The situation right now is, if you have a delivery van, you have
to make your own gasoline. And you have to hire and pay for your
own mechanics. Seems stupid, doesn't it? It's amazing that there
are any delivery vans at all …
Think of the internet itself, what it did to telecoms.
Twenty-five years ago, if you wanted a high speed data connection
to a computer in San Francisco, it was a pain. You'd have to come
up with a pile of money, and wait a couple of months, at best.
Hardware would be dedicated and provisioned, and then finally you
would have your connection. To …[Read more]